Denmark to extend ban on mink farms for further year

Denmark is set to extend a ban on mink farming until 2023, the country’s agriculture minister has announced.

The entire population of mink in Denmark was culled in November over fears that the animals could transmit a mutated form of the coronavirus to humans.

Health authorities had recommended that the ban be extended, as mink farms continued to present “a risk to human health of unknown magnitude.”

This is another damning blow for a fur industry which is facing major financial difficulties, as more people recognise that fur is disastrous for animal welfare, bad for the environment and a risk to human health.